The “Short Descriptive Resume”

by Unre Visagie

Who should use this free resume template?

This free sample resume gives you a summary template to work from. Use this template if you are just starting your career or if you want to write a short summary based resume. This resume template includes a matrix to give a concise breakdown of your career path.

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The Short Descriptive Resume:


Name and Surname

Candidate overview:

Person X is a well spoken and quietly confident young man who was promoted within 5 months of his joining the SARS.

Person X obtained distinctions at University for the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Statistics and Probability; Database systems
  • Fundamental concepts (mathematics); Linear Algebra
  • System Software: Translators; Computer Networks
  • Optimisation; Internet Based Technologies (HTML and Java Script)





Residential Address

Contact details


Identity Number


Drivers Licence

Personal interests


Last school attended

Highest standard completed


Subjects                                    : English HG

Afrikaans HG

Mathematics HG

Computer Studies HG

Biology HG

Physical Science        HG

Tertiary Education

Name of institution: University of Durban Westville

Duration: 2000-2003

Course: B.Sc (Computer Science)

Subjects completed: Computer Science III

Mathematics III

Applied Mathematics III

Software Engineering II

Statistics I

Name of Institution: Fulcrum

Duration: 3 days

Course: Microsoft Project 2003

Name of institution: X-Pert academy int.

Duration: 3 days

Course: Managing by Projects

Name of Institution: CQS

Duration: 3 days

Course: Introduction to ACL

Computer Literacy


  1. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point
  2. C++, SQL, HTML, Java, Pascal

Work Experience

Name of company                       : South African Revenue Service (SARS)

Persal No.                                  : 00004668

Date                                          : 1 April 2004 – current

Designation                                : Business Systems Project Team   Leader


Planning and Design

  • Facilitate new development
  • Design and manage user specifications
  • Assist in the planning of tasks and activities
  • Manage the documentation of all the systems
  • Manage all installations and enhancements to software and hardware


  • Distribution of relevant information to parties concerned
  • Liase with clients to get data requirements and build quality relationships
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings
  • Act as mediator between operations and programmers, development and DBA’s
  • Ensure a good reporting standard on information to managers
  • Develop reports
  • Coordinate communication on custom systems from users and accept line responsibility
  • Liase with importers, exporters and agents on a daily basis

Information gathering, testing and training

  • Request specific data from DBA’s and programmers
  • Analysis and preparation of information for both internal and external clients
  • Support and give training to all internal and external users

Development:  Administer new development to all systems


  • Provide expert advice on customs systems and the use thereof
  • Compile statistics and performance for the maintenance team
  • Act as a mediator between business/IT and clients both external and internal stakeholders and clients
  • Do data audits on the systems and make recommendations to management
  • Provide help desk functions to all users. Administer all suggestions on changes and enhancements to systems.
  • Manage and monitor the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly requests on the system
  • Ensure best system practices are complied with and rectify all system errors
  • Ensure that all interfaces to external clients/branch offices are successful
  • Log calls for internal system problems/changes/requests
  • Schedule system backups

Reason for wanting to leave: Complete your reason here



Person X – Company and contact details

Person Y – Company and contact details

Person Z – Company and contact details

Notice period:

Salary (current):

Salary required:


About Unre Visagie
I am a master coach with 30 years of career and business coaching experience. I have built and sold many of my own multi-million dollar companies. I have always built my companies based on the principle of successful people make a successful company. I invest in people. As your coach you get 30 years of experience to help you do the work you love and earn the salary you want.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Sheet Plastic : October 31, 2010 at 10:12 am

my career coach is my father because he seems to know a lot my about career guidance :

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